The MHA turns 60!


The MHA in Indian River County is celebrating their 60th Anniversary in Vero Beach this year. The August 1st celebration will begin at the Walk-In & Counseling Center and “Our House” Drop-In Center’s Open Houses from 9am-5pm. The fun will continue at BigShots Golf for their official Birthday Par-Tee from 5:30-7:30pm.
The Open House at both the Walk-In and Drop-In Centers in Vero Beach will give the community an opportunity to learn more about the MHA in Indian River County and the services it provides. Birthday cake and refreshments will be provided for all who attend. The Par-Tee at BigShots Golf will include 1-hour of play, golf contests, an endless appetizer bar, and more.
“We are honored to serve Indian River County and to be celebrating 60 years here in Vero Beach,” said Dr. Nicholas Coppola, CEO of the MHA. “We are thankful for all the support we receive from our generous community and look forward to many more years of ‘Breaking the Stigma’.”
Be sure to look out for the MHA’s other upcoming events, like the Centennial Ice Cream Social with the City of Vero Beach on August 24th. On February 15th, the MHA is the charity of choice for the Judy Collins Concert sponsored by LIVE! From Vero Beach. The official date for the MHA ROCKS! Party is February 22, 2019.
For more information, contact our Director of Fund Development, Amy Wagner at (772) 569-9788 or

About the Mental Health Association 

“It’s Okay to Get Help!” — The Mental Health Association in Indian River County (MHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate access with no barriers to mental health care. As an affiliate of Mental Health America, the MHA works for prevention; for early identification and intervention for those at risk, and for recovery as a goal. The MHA has been active in Vero Beach since 1958 and spread to cover all of Indian River County in 1978.

About the Walk-In & Counseling Center

The Mental Health Association in Indian River County’s Walk-In & Counseling Center, located at 820 37th Place, in Vero Beach, offers individuals experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition free mental health screening, crisis intervention services, and information and/or referral about how to address their mental health issues. The Center is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. The Walk-In & Counseling Center is designed to meet the emerging and imminent mental health needs of individuals and families in our community while enhancing the quality of their lives. The Walk-In & Counseling Center also offers classes and support groups to people of all ages. Psychotherapy, group therapy, case management, and psychiatry services are also available for clients seeking ongoing mental health services on an appointment basis at the Center. For more information on the Mental Health Association’s Walk-In & Counseling Center, call 772-569-9788.

About the Drop-In Centers

The Mental Health Association in Indian River County’s Drop-In Centers are peer-operated, recovery-oriented environments in the community that provide a safe, friendly, supportive, and confidential place where people with similar experiences are not judged. There are three locations: Vero Beach, Stuart, and Okeechobee. The Centers are designed to empower consumers to change the quality of their lives. The members are respected and offer peer support to one another. Recreational and social activities are offered to all members to promote a supportive, active, and empowering atmosphere as members participate in their recovery. Call Carol Martin, Our Director of Consumer Services, for more information at (772) 532-7166.

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